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May 14, 2008 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
UCLA is "99%" of the way to replacing Kevin Love with another highly regarded center. That's the likelihood that J'Mison "Bobo" Morgan, a 6-foot-11 high school star from Dallas, will play for the Bruins next season, his mother, Bianca, said Tuesday. An official announcement, she added, could come as soon as today. Morgan was rated fourth among high school centers by Rivals.com after averaging 13.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks a game last season.
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November 29, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
UCLA's basketball team lost two players this week: Tyler Lamb and Joshua Smith . But dating back to 2008, the Bruins have had at least 11 players leave their program. Those departures include Chace Stanback (2008), Drew Gordon (2009), Mike Moser (2010), J'mison Morgan (2010), Matt Carlino (2010), Reeves Nelson (2011), Brendan Lane (2012), De'End Parker (2012), Anthony Stover (2012), Lamb and Smith. UCLA Coach Ben Howland was asked about the exodus of players after the Bruins' 82-56 win against Cal State Northridge on Wednesday, and he basically gave a non-answer, saying he'd answered it before.
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February 24, 2010 | By Chris Foster
UCLA's inside presence now may rest on the shoulders of one guy who has been on the outside looking in much of the season. The Bruins will learn Wednesday whether freshman forward Reeves Nelson will be available for their game against Oregon State on Thursday. Nelson underwent laser surgery to repair a partially torn retina in his left eye. But UCLA Coach Ben Howland was operating under the assumption that Nelson would not be able to play, which would create minutes for sophomore J'mison Morgan , who has played only 49 minutes in Pacific 10 Conference games.
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November 28, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
Joshua Smith graced the cover of the UCLA basketball game program Wednesday night, an awkward bit of timing considering that the talented but overweight junior center quit the Bruins' team earlier in the day, citing "personal reasons. " Smith's decision, announced several hours before the Bruins faced Cal State Northridge, made him the second player to leave the Bruins this week. Guard Tyler Lamb announced Sunday he would transfer. The Bruins then rolled over the Matadors, 82-56, playing up-tempo on offense and zone on defense at Pauley Pavilion.
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January 16, 2010
USC-UCLA When: 4:30 p.m. Where: Pauley Pavilion. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 570. Records: USC 10-6 overall, 2-2 Pacific 10 Conference; UCLA 7-9, 2-2. 2008-09 results: UCLA won series , 2-1. Update: UCLA is in unfamiliar territory. The Bruins enter a game against USC with a losing record for only the fifth time since the 1945-46 season, three seasons before John Wooden showed up on campus. But the Bruins have more immediate concerns than history, as they have more turnovers (69)
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May 24, 2008 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
J'Mison Morgan, a 6-foot-11 center rated the fourth-best at his position in high school this season, announced at a news conference Friday that he will attend UCLA next season. Morgan had signed a letter of intent with Louisiana State in November but asked to be released from the letter after LSU fired Coach John Brady and hired former Stanford coach Trent Johnson.
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December 17, 2009 | By David Wharton
UCLA forward James Keefe is expected to be out two to three weeks while recovering from a dislocated left shoulder, the team announced Wednesday. Keefe was hurt on a play under the basket during the first half of Tuesday night's game against New Mexico State, hopping off the floor with his arm held at a careful angle. The same shoulder required surgery for a torn labrum two years ago. Keefe's absence will be especially painful for a UCLA team that has to deal with a two-time All-American forward, Luke Harangody , at Notre Dame on Saturday.
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June 6, 2008 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
It's official. J'Mison Morgan will be playing basketball next season for UCLA. Bruins Coach Ben Howland confirmed Thursday that the school has received signed grant-in-aid paperwork from the 6-foot-10, 248-pound center from South Oak Cliff High in Dallas. Morgan, who averaged 13.5 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots as a high school senior, is expected to contend for playing time immediately with the departure of UCLA star Kevin Love to the NBA.
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February 3, 2010 | By Chris Foster
They seemed like insignificant numbers. UCLA sophomore guard Jerime Anderson didn't take a shot in a victory over Oregon State Saturday. He made three of four free throws for his points, had three assists, one rebound and turned the ball over once. Yet, at the end of his line on the box score was the number that mattered most: 16 minutes of playing time. "Getting 16 minutes from Jerime was huge," Coach Ben Howland said. "We didn't have that [in a loss to Oregon]
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January 30, 2010 | By Chris Foster
The guy brought to UCLA to play point guard this season is doing fine. Jrue Holiday has started the last four games for the Philadelphia 76ers. The guy who is actually playing point guard for UCLA has had his struggles. Malcolm Lee , considered an off guard coming from Riverside North High, was one for nine shooting in a 71-66 overtime loss to Oregon on Thursday. With Jerime Anderson injured, Lee has had to handle most of the point guard duties, logging 37 minutes against Oregon's press.
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February 29, 2012 | By Chris Foster
Damage control was the order of the day around the UCLA basketball team Wednesday. As the Bruins prepared for their final Pac-12 Conference games of the regular season, against Washington State on Thursday and Washington on Saturday, Coach Ben Howland, Athletic Director Dan Guerrero and university Chancellor Gene Block juggled questions in the wake of a Sports Illustrated article that portrayed UCLA's program as one in chaos. In the article, Howland was depicted as a coach who in the last four seasons had lost control of undisciplined and immature players who were partying hard, fighting with each other, bickering with their coaches and cruising through practices.
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July 27, 2011 | By Ben Bolch
Jerime Anderson, a reserve point guard on the UCLA basketball team, was suspended for at least the Bruins' season opener after being arrested Tuesday evening by campus police on suspicion of grand theft for allegedly stealing a laptop computer. Anderson, who averaged 5.1 points and 2.6 assists last season, has been barred from all team activities and could sit out additional games as a result of his arrest, according to a statement released by UCLA. He will miss the Bruins' game against Loyola Marymount on Nov. 11 at the Sports Arena, and his status with the team will be reevaluated as the legal process unfolds.
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March 30, 2010 | By Chris Foster
Donny Daniels, a UCLA assistant the last seven seasons, has accepted a similar position with Gonzaga, part of a small shake-up Tuesday in the Bruins' basketball program. UCLA Coach Ben Howland also announced that reserve center J'mison Morgan has not enrolled for the spring quarter and will transfer. Daniels joined UCLA when Howland was hired in 2003 and helped put together recruiting classes that took the Bruins to three consecutive Final Four appearances. Daniels also spent three seasons as coach at Cal State Fullerton and was an assistant at Utah for 11 seasons.
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March 5, 2010 | By Chris Foster
It's never too early to start looking ahead — unless, of course, you're Ben Howland. UCLA's regular-season basketball finale is today at Arizona State, and concerns about whether the Bruins have the depth to pull off three victories in three days to win the Pacific 10 Conference tournament next week — their only way into the NCAA tournament — are surely on the mind of UCLA's coach. But he's not saying. "I'm not going to answer the what-ifs," Howland said after Thursday's 78-73 loss to Arizona.
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March 4, 2010 | By Chris Foster, Times Staff Writer
Sometimes, actions speak louder than words. Other times, words do just fine. Center J'mison Morgan made only a two-minute appearance in UCLA's loss to Oregon on Saturday, even though the Bruins basketball team is woefully short on big players. Asked why, Coach Ben Howland was blunt: "Brendan Lane was back in the lineup and he gave us, uh, more." Morgan, a 6-foot-10, 240-pound sophomore, was considered a steal for UCLA in 2008 when he was released from a scholarship commitment to Louisiana State after a coaching change.
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February 27, 2010 | By Chris Foster
J'mison Morgan trudged on, without going anywhere. This was game day, hours before UCLA was to play Washington. Morgan, a sophomore center and part of the nation's best recruiting class two years ago, according to Scout.com, was in a hotel fitness center, grinding away on the treadmill. "I need this," Morgan said, as he pushed his 6-foot-10, 240-pound body. The moment seemed symbolic for a UCLA season where the wheels have been spinning, yet with little progress. On that day the Bruins suffered a 29-point loss to the Huskies.
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March 30, 2010 | By Chris Foster
Donny Daniels, a UCLA assistant the last seven seasons, has accepted a similar position with Gonzaga, part of a small shake-up Tuesday in the Bruins' basketball program. UCLA Coach Ben Howland also announced that reserve center J'mison Morgan has not enrolled for the spring quarter and will transfer. Daniels joined UCLA when Howland was hired in 2003 and helped put together recruiting classes that took the Bruins to three consecutive Final Four appearances. Daniels also spent three seasons as coach at Cal State Fullerton and was an assistant at Utah for 11 seasons.
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November 28, 2012 | By Baxter Holmes
Joshua Smith graced the cover of the UCLA basketball game program Wednesday night, an awkward bit of timing considering that the talented but overweight junior center quit the Bruins' team earlier in the day, citing "personal reasons. " Smith's decision, announced several hours before the Bruins faced Cal State Northridge, made him the second player to leave the Bruins this week. Guard Tyler Lamb announced Sunday he would transfer. The Bruins then rolled over the Matadors, 82-56, playing up-tempo on offense and zone on defense at Pauley Pavilion.
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February 24, 2010 | By Chris Foster
UCLA's inside presence now may rest on the shoulders of one guy who has been on the outside looking in much of the season. The Bruins will learn Wednesday whether freshman forward Reeves Nelson will be available for their game against Oregon State on Thursday. Nelson underwent laser surgery to repair a partially torn retina in his left eye. But UCLA Coach Ben Howland was operating under the assumption that Nelson would not be able to play, which would create minutes for sophomore J'mison Morgan , who has played only 49 minutes in Pacific 10 Conference games.
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February 20, 2010 | By Chris Foster
Reeves Nelson , UCLA's 6-foot-8 freshman forward and amateur stuntman, loped through the hotel lobby Friday fielding jokes about his purple-and-black right eye, which was swollen nearly shut. "You look like a boxer," radio analyst Tracy Murray said. Nelson laughed and replied, "Got the hands of one too." And maybe the head of one. Nelson will be back in the lineup against Washington on Saturday, gruesome looks and all. His Frankenstein appearance was the result of his dunk late in the first half Thursday against Washington State.
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